i-escape: Bambu Indah, Bali

i-escape: Tri Lanka, Sri Lanka

It’s always around this time of year that our need for Vitamin D reaches fever pitch. Christmas is long gone and there’s still plenty of cold weather to come, so no wonder February tends to see our winter-sun escapes get into full swing.

Our team have been undertaking adventures everywhere from Sri Lanka to Bali to South Africa, soaking up the sun and seeking out new hidden gems. We’ll make sure you get the inside scoop, but in the meantime here’s a selection of things from around the web that have kept us amused…

Need a new Instagram addiction? Daily Overview posts beautiful aerial shots from around the world (they sell prints, too).

Nasa unveils its beautiful space travel posters.

Trio of Tulum images, The Londoner

Check out the winning shots from this year’s Underwater Photographer of the Year awards.

Our Assistant Editor Abi road-tested this great-value water-proof phone pouch at Iceland’s Blue Lagoon; perfect for snap-happy travellers.

How many islands can you recognise?

The Londoner indulged her love of guacamole, siestas and ruins in Tulum.

In case you missed it, Tessa Holladay chatted about the Saint Luke Waves for Water campaign.

Blue Lagoon by These Four Walls

Image credits: Bambu Indah by Melissa Burfitt, trio of Tulum images by The Londoner, Blue Lagoon by These Four Walls